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Wednesday, January 20, 1999
Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa:
Latitude: 33° 54' 41" South
Longitude: 18° 23' 4" East
Altitude: 50 feet
From Seattle: 11516 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Cat and Moose Backpacker

Today's Travel:
Country: South Africa
Region: Western Cape
Weather: Mostly Sunny

Available Photos:

Cape Town and Table Mountains with clouds Cape Town, South Africa

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 650
Linear Dist: 135762
Countries Visited: 49
Regions Visited: 184
More stats...
Hotels: 197
Friends / Family: 155
Camping: 77
Hostels: 159
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2287

Journal Entry:
Didn't get much sleep last night - don't know why. Woke up feverish and with stomach cramps. Luckily (?!?) I was able to stay in bed as it was too windy to move the container containing the car. The claim is that the container will get moved tonight one - if - the wind dies down. So once again - tomorrow.

Stayed in bed until noon. Walked down St George's mall - nice, but a little disappointing shopping wise (I'd been led to expect a crafts market type environment). I was feeling self indulgent so I left the others and went to the Victoria and Albert Waterfront (a giant mall) and bought some new clothes and had a huge lunch / diner at the Hard Rock Cafe (actually fairly cheap here).

Back at the hostel played pool with the others. The plan had been to head to a bar, Fat Boys, for all you can drink night. However, since I wasn't feeling very well I decided I didn't want to put my body through that kind of stress. We ended up walking down Long street to the Purple Turtle. Played pool and had a couple drinks before some people from the hostel showed up and dragged us to the Drunken Springbok. Everyone decided to head to Fat Boys after that so I walked home.

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Cape Town
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: South Africa
CIA World Fact Book: South Africa

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